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Old 01-05-2011, 12:55 PM   #1
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Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelp - fish keep dying

HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLP:

I need help!!! i set up a 29 gallon, I have everything needed. Filter, Ligths, heaters, thermometer, skimmer. my corals are perfect, but my fish keep dying. I test the water every week and its fine and still keep dying. What am I doing wrong?????????????????? please help meeeeee!!!!!!
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Old 01-05-2011, 01:16 PM   #2
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what are the tests exactly? give us real numbers.
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need to see test results,are you climatising the fish,also a tank that small doesn't need a skimmer if you keep up with weekly 10% pwc,but as you have one use it.
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When was the tank cycled?
How was the tank cycled?
How long has it been up and running with fish?
What are you using for filtration, both mechanical and biological?
Describe the lighting units (type bulbs, total wattage).
What are the current water parameters? Ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH, salinity, temp, calcium and alkalinity. Please post numbers of results.
What else is in the tank (livestock and equipment)?
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I had a 14g running for about 4 months, and then a changed to a my new 29 g tank. the tank has been running since mid december:

Fluvial 305
2 heaters with temperature is between 77 - 78 constat, no variation
2 thermometers
1 protein skimmer oceanic
1 surface skimmer connected to tank intake
1 I will post the lightning info tonigh

last thing I did was to add 3 gallons fo salt water to the tank a couple of weeks ago when it was evaporated

I have 3 corals(they are perfect), 3 clown fish,
3 fish so far have died, they had white dots

I will try to post the parameters tonight
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white dots? ich maybe.

Marine Ich/Cryptocaryon irritans - A Discussion of this Parasite and the Treatment Options Available, Part I by Steven Pro - Reefkeeping.com
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They have parasites. Read the above article. You`ll need to QT and treat.
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Im new to all these, what is the best easyest way to prevent / cure this.
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Best way to prevent and cure this problem is to follow the directions in these links. Best info out there.

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure: A Quarantine Tank for Everything by Steven Pro - Reefkeeping.com


Marine Ich/Cryptocaryon irritans - A Discussion of this Parasite and the Treatment Options Available, Part I by Steven Pro - Reefkeeping.com

Marine Ich/Cryptocaryon irritans - A Discussion of this Parasite and the Treatment Options Available, Part II by Steven Pro - Reefkeeping.com
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BTW, When you have evaporation, top off with fresh water NOT salt water. Salinity increases when water evaporates. Part of your problem maybe ?
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